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NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections.



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What is gravity? Find out about the balance between gravity and inertia that keeps the International Space Station in orbit. Learn why astronauts "float" in space and how the space shuttle has to slow down in order to come back to Earth.
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Relive the event that 20% of the world's population watched in awe on July 20, 1969. Learn more about the historic Apollo 11 mission and hear what President Obama had to say about the incalculable benefits of the Apollo Program.
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Learn about the effects the moon has on Earth. See what the difference is between an apogee moon and a perigee moon and what role the moon's orbit plays in both. Compare the moon illusion to its angular size.
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Learn about adaptations that help animals survive in winter biomes. See how scientists build snowpits to investigate these unique environments. Find out why NASA is interested in snow and ice.
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NASA is working on the building blocks to return humans to the Moon by 2020 and then send them onto Mars. It is part of the national Vision for Space Exploration established five years ago. Just what is America's plan and is it the right one? Four international experts addressed those questions and others in a special Moon-Mars Forum, March 17, from 7-9 p.m. at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton, Va. The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and NASA Langley Research...
Topics: Moon, Mars, NIA, National Institute of Aerospace
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Going green? Find out how “going green” is beneficial to Earth and discover ways in which YOU can help keep the environment safe. Learn about the ARES mission, the unmanned vehicle NASA plans to send to Mars that will fly a mile above the surface collecting data about the red planet. Learn how NASA uses Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, to study distant objects. NASA uses LiDAR technology to measure distances of faraway objects, locate aerosols and to develop topographic maps on Earth...
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When astronauts return to the moon, they will need to be able to move around on the surface. Learn about NASA’s Lunar Electric Rover, or LER, that will solve problems with pressurization, moon dust and mobility.
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See how NASA engineers use the design process to evaluate the best choice for a new lunar excavator. Three different models are tested on location in Hawaii where the soil on Mauna Kea Volcano is simiilar to that on the moon.
Topic: Choosing the Right Lunar Excavator
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Relive the event that 20% of the world’s population watched in awe on July 20, 1969. Learn more about the historic Apollo 11 mission and hear what President Obama had to say about the incalculable benefits of the Apollo Program.
Topic: Apollo 11
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In this NASA video segment learn how to calculate the force, energy, motion, and work of an object. Find out how these properties compare with one other. Color animation is used to demonstrate how to calculate each property using proper units of measurement. This video segment also explains the difference between potential and kinetic energy as well as how to calculate gravitational potential energy. Examples are provided throughout the segment to for clarification.
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In episode 11, find out how athletes are being helped by NASA technology.
Topics: NASA, NASA 360, NASA eClips, athletes, NIA, Katie Hoff, Katherine Hull, Sandra Fowkes Godek, Lance...
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Learn about the global cooperation to build the International Space Station, or ISS. Use a simple scale model to demonstrate the amazing mathematical relationship between the Earth and moon and see how the low-Earth orbit of ISS compares.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, ISS, International Space Station, earth, moon
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Learn about radio waves, a special type of ligt that has a longer wavelength and less energy than the light we see. Find out how NASA uses radio waves to learn more about the universe and our own atmosphere with a giant telescope in Puerto Rico.
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This video explains how NASA uses a new satellite called Jason 2 to measure ocean heights.
Topics: ocean, satellites, NASA
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See how astronauts today compare to explorers of old. Find out how NASA technologies are being used to help archaeologists in Historic Jamestowne to learn more about the artifacts they are uncovering without damaging the artifacts.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, Our World, elementary, video, education, technology, engineering, science,...
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This NASA video segment describes how NASA-inspired technologies used in space are influencing the design of racecars. Go behind the scenes at the Miami Raceway to learn how Indy cars are designed based on airplane design. Down force is compared to lift. Learn how the Indy car racing suits and gear are similar to the spacesuits astronauts wear.
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NASA has not only advanced the technology used to get astronauts to space, but they have also improved safety measures for the crew. In this segment learn about the design of the Launch Abort System which can launch the Orion, the new vehicle that will transport crew in space, far from harm’s way in case of emergency. Find out how g-forces play a role in safely getting the crew far away from danger.
Topics: launch, abort, g-force, Orion
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This is not your typical NASA program. NASA 360 discovers how technologies developed for Space, Aeronautics and general applications can help people here on Earth.
Topics: technology, aeronautics, space, aviation, NASA research
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Watch as NASA engineers use a special welding technique known as friction-stir welding to bond new composite metals used for the Ares I launch vehicle. See how this process adds strength to the material. Learn to convert degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius.
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Join scientists and teachers as they learn how to measure some of the abiotic conditions of winter. Find out about latent heat, low thermochrons can be used to collect data points and the importance of snow:water equivalents.
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In this NASA video segment a NASA expert explains the inner workings of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Learn more about trilateration and how four satellites work together to identify exact locations on Earth with the help of a two-dimensional model.
Topics: satellite, global positioning system, GPS, technology, aviation
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See the engineering design process in action at Desert RATS, or Research and Technology Studies, in Arizona. Learn about the next generation of the ATHLETE vehicle. See how the original design changed to allow a split into two robots and the addition of unique tools for exploration.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, Real World, middle school, video, education, mathematics, technology, science,...
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Discover how scientists use spectroscopy to determine what elements are present in remote objects in space. By studying emission or absorption lines, astronomers can use the light an object emits to learn more about the object.
Topics: NASA, NIA, eClips, Launchpad, Secondary, Video, Education, Technology, Science, Physics, Chemistry,...
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Discover the everyday applications of cryogenics from magnetic scans to high-tech space telescopes like the new James Webb. Learn about absolute zero and the Kelvin temperature scale.
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NASA 360 discovers how technologies developed for Space, Aeronautics and general applications can help people here on Earth. What has NASA done for you lately? Watch and find out!
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Topics: aeronautics, technology, space, earth, NASA research
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Join NASA astronauts at Kitt Peak National Observatory in their search for exoplanets. Find out how the two-meter telescope is calibrated to locate giant planets orbiting stars in far off solar systems. Learn about the infrared signature of a transit.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Launchpad, video, science, Kitt Peak, education, secondary, exoplanet,...
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This NASA video segment looks at space weather and examines the major ramifications space weather can have on Earth.
Topics: space, weather, radiation, solar storms, coronal mass ejections, aurora, plasma
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Join the Teaching From Space Team on-orbit to learn about special properties of water. Use a simple eyedropper to examine the strong cohesive bond of water. See how adhesion helps the astronaut on the International Space Station form a glove of water around his hand.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Launchpad, secondary, education, video, science, technology, physics,...
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Join NASA at Desert RATS, or Research and Technology Studies, in Arizona to test drive the Lunar Electric Rover, or LER. Discover how LER's turning radius, ability to move in multiple directions, attached suits, and habitat capabilities optimize safety and exploration efficiency.
Topics: NASA, NIA, eClips, Real World, middle school, video, education, mathematics, technology, science,...
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Episode 3 features: NASA's new crew capsule and launch abort system; NASA tech in IndyCar; Living on the moon in a basketball; NASCAR's and NASA tech.
Topics: NASA 360 Vodcast, What -- Moon
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0103.html
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In this NASA video segment learn the relationship between energy and work. You will also explore ways people try to overcome Earth’s gravity in order to do work.
Topics: energy, work, gravity, explore, earth
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Learn about precipitation and how clouds are formed. Find out why scientists study clouds and how you can help NASA collect cloud observation data as part of the Students' Cloud Observation OnLine, or S'COOL, Project.
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NASA, the five senses, and space-age materials.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, five senses, NASA 360
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This NASA video segment explains the use of plasma for rocket propulsion. The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) is being tested as one new way form of propulsion. This video segment reviews the four states of matter while it reviews the make-up of atoms, electric and magnetic fields, and radiation.
Topics: aviation, variable, VASIMR, Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, propulsion, state of matter, atoms,...
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This NASA video segment calculates the distance from Earth to the moon and from Earth to Mars. Drive time by car is used to help bring meaning to these distances. This video also analyzes the temperature and surface of other planets and explains why Mars is targeted for human exploration. The discussion of light years explains how long it would take to travel to the second closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri.
Topics: moon, stars, Proxima Centauri, earth, light years, mars, temperature, planets
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From the Mayan ruins to Jamestown Virginia, current NASA technologies are helping archaeologists uncover exciting artifacts. NASA CAT scan technology helps dissect a 10 million year old dinosaur named Dakota. And the Lewis and Clark trail is uncovered from space using remote sensing technologies.
Topics: Mayan ruins, Jamestown, NASA technologies, archaeologists, CAT scan technology, dinosaurs, Lewis...
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Learn about one of NASA's new innovations that could supply the huge amount of power needed for exploration. NASA engineers are working with the United States Department of Energy to perfect a nuclear fission system that is efficient and virtually hazard free.
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In this NASA video segment get an inside scoop from astronaut Michael Foal about what it is like to eat in space. Foal describes changes he's experienced while in space and how food and water help counteract some of these changes. Learn about available food choices on the International Space Station and the importance of social time during eating for astronauts.
Topics: International Space Station, astronauts, aviation, space food
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In this NASA video segment learn how to calculate the force, energy, motion, and work of an object. Find out how these properties compare with one other. Color animation is used to demonstrate how to calculate each property using proper units of measurement. This video segment also explains the difference between potential and kinetic energy as well as how to calculate gravitational potential energy. Examples are provided throughout the segment to for clarification.
Topics: mechanics, work, force, energy, motion, properties, potential energy, kinetic energy
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Join the Teaching From Space Team on-orbit to learn about Bernoulli's Principle. See how the relationship between pressure and speed is characteristic of all fluids, not just liquids and how the Bernoulli effect impacts us in everyday life.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Launchpad, secondary, science, technology, video, education, physics,...
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Learn all about the optical telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Find out why astronomers prefer the thin atmosphere found here and compare Earth-based telescopes to space telescopes like Hubble. Learn about the challenges of exploring the surface of Mars. Find out how NASA uses science and math to successfully design the type of vehicle needed for specific missions. See why scientists refer to entry, descent and landing as "seven minutes of terror."
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NASA eClips Video Series
Topics: NASA, Video, eClips, eclips, Realworld, Ourworld, Launchpad, NASA 360
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Explore some of the unique career opportunities at NASA. Learn how NASA internships and co-op programs influenced scientists and engineers working on exploration projects today. Find out how you can be part of NASA, too!
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Join engineers at NASA and astronauts on board the International Space Station to learn about the importance of recycling. Find out how NASA is solving the challenge of giving astronauts water to use without wasting any with the new Water Recovery System.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, Our World, elementary, video, education, technology, engineering, science,...
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In this NASA video segment an aerospace engineer explains how pulleys work and how they are used to lift and transport the space shuttle.
Topics: mechanics, aerospace, space shuttle, transportation, engineer
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Go behind the scenes with a mechanical engineer to learn how elevators operate. This video segment explains how balance, counter weight, and traction all play an important role in the operation of elevators.
Topics: mechanics, elevators, traction, mechanical engineering, balance, counter weight
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Episode 2 features: Dr. James Hansen talks about global warming and what we can do about it; green homes at the Solar Decathlon; zero to 60 in three seconds in the all-electric Wrightspeed X1.
Topic: NASA 360 Vodcast
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0102.html
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Learn how NASA engineers are working to design safer, faster, quieter aircraft that have less impact on the environment. Discover how to control sonic booms. See how students are encouraged to think and act like engineers through competitions and NASA internships.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, Real World, middle school, video, education, mathematics, technology, science,...
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by Daniel Lee
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This NASA video segment calculates the distance from Earth to the moon and from Earth to Mars. Drive time by car is used to help bring meaning to these distances. This video also analyzes the temperature and surface of other planets and explains why Mars is targeted for human exploration. The discussion of light years explains how long it would take to travel to the second closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri.
Topics: environment, clouds, weather, temperature, earth
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In this NASA video segment learn about offshore oil drilling. Color animation is used to demonstrate how oil is collected from the ground. This segment also discusses oil polluting the ocean.
Topics: off shore oil drilling, pollution, ocean
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Topics: NASA, ourworld, realworld, launchpad, nasa 360
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Join the Teaching From Space Team on-orbit to learn about special properties of water. Use a simple eyedropper to examine the strong cohesive bond of water. See how adhesion helps the astronaut on the International Space Station form a glove of water around his hand.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Launchpad, secondary, education, video, science, technology, physics,...
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This NASA video segment describes how Indy car engineers use NASA technologies to design safer race cars. Indy car Senior Tech Director, Les McTaggaret, discusses the precautions used to maximize safety and explains how the aerodynamics of the race car has improved due to new technologies. In addition, this segment also describes how NASA is utilizing Indy car crash data to minimize the risks associated with space vehicle re-entry into Earth's atmosphere and landing. Color animation is used to...
Topics: aerodynamics, aviation, engineering, race cars, technology
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ee how NASA uses analog testing to simulate space exploration. Explore extreme environments like the Aquarius underwater laboratory in Key Largo, Florida. Find out how scientists use mathematical equations to determine an astronaut's center of gravity.
Topics: NASA, NIA, eClips, Real World, middle school, video, education, mathematics, technology, science,...
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Learn how NASA uses Earth observing satellites to monitor conditions in the Chesapeake Bay over time. Information about pollution, eutrophication, land cover and watershed runoff helps water managers enact policies to improve the health of the Bay.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Real World, middle school, video, education, mathematics, technology,...
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Learn how NASA graduate students are using biofeedback to improve concentration skills. The project is based on earlier NASA aeronautics research to improve the attentiveness of pilots in flight simulators and improve athlete's muscle memory.
Topics: NASA, NIA, eClips, Launchpad, Secondary, Video, Education, Technology, Science, Biology,...
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NASA, Desert RATS and other NASA analog testing.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, desert, analog testing, Tri ATHLETE, LER, NEEMO
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This NASA video segment explores the world of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV). Designed to provide a cost-efficient and safer way to explore, UAV can go places manned air vehicles cannot. UAV travel lower, longer, and venture into more hazardous spaces than manned air vehicles. Michael Logan, head of the Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Lab (SUAVE) at NASA Langley Research Center, explains a variety of UAV.
Topics: Unmanned Air Vehicles, UAVs, safety, aviation, cost efficient, Aerial Vehicle Lab, SUAVE